Police discover 10kg of ‘ice’ hidden under bed in campervan

A MAN has been charged with large-scale drug supply after 10 kilograms of ‘ice’ was discovered stashed under a bed in a campervan.

The massive haul was found just after 2am on Sunday 6 August, when police stopped the campervan on the Stuart Highway at Hay for a random breath test.

“Officers spoke to the 46-year-old male driver, and noticed two unrestrained passengers – a 42-year-old man and a five-year-old boy – in the rear of the van,” police explained in a statement.


“Following a search of the vehicle, police located bags containing a crystal substance concealed in a cavity under the bed, and $2000 cash.”

Both men were arrested, but later released with just traffic infringement notices.

Following ongoing investigations, the 42-year-old man was arrested by strike force detectives at Yowie Bay yesterday.

He was taken to Miranda Police Station and charged with large commercial drug supply.

Shortly after the arrest, detectives executed a search warrant at a home at Yowie Bay, where they seized financial documents, electronic storage devices, encrypted mobile devices, mobile phones and $40,000 cash.

Detectives also executed a search warrant at a financial institution and seized a safety deposit box, which is believed to contain $100,000 cash.

The man is due to appear at Sutherland Local Court today.